NC waited days before disclosing meningitis outbeak

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Hundreds of emails obtained by the Associated Press, reveal how North Carolina health officials waited before disclosing a meningitis outbreak in September.

It wasn’t until five days after receiving urgent emails from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, that the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services notified the public about the threat.

According to the Associated Press, the state worked and the CDC wrestled with what to tell the public, and even questioned whether or not they should name the clinics suspected of administering the contaminated medication.

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